State Assessment Update

Report
2011-2012
State Assessment
Updates
Lisa Kirby
ESC-20, Educational Specialist
[email protected]
210-370-5469
Kelly Woodiel
ESC-20, Educational Specialist
[email protected]
210-370-5432
Cindy Miller
ESC-20, Educational Specialist
[email protected]
210-370-5628
Critical
Information About
Accommodations
for Students With
Disabilities
CRITICAL INFORMATION ABOUT
ACCOMMODATIONS FOR
STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
Applies to:
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STAAR
STAAR Modified
STAAR L
TELPAS
A disability limits a student’s activity or
restricts a student’s participation during
classroom instruction and testing
Students who need accommodations
due to a disability include:
• A student with an identified disability who
receives special education services
• A student with an identified disability who
receives Section 504 services
• A student with a disabling condition who
does not receive special education or
Section 504 services but who meets
established eligibility criteria for certain
accommodations
Routinely, Independently,
and Effectively
Routinely
• Used often enough that student is familiar and
comfortable using accommodation on a
statewide assessment
• Not necessarily used every day
Independently
• Only applicable to some accommodations (e.g.,
applies to use of a calculator but not to an oral
administration)
Effectively
• Accommodation meets student needs as
evidenced by scores and observations with or
without accommodation use
The
Accommodation
Triangle
Levels of Accommodations
More Inclusive
Type 1 Accommodations
Type 2 Accommodations
Less Inclusive
Type 3 Accommodations
(ARF Needed)
The Accommodation Triangle
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Related
Testing
Procedures
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3
The Accommodation Triangle
Organizes accommodations for students
with disabilities in accordance with:
• the specificity of the eligibility criteria and
• the need for TEA approval
(Accommodation Request Form) before
the accommodation can be used on a
statewide assessment.
No longer categorized by Presentation,
Response, Setting, or Timing/Scheduling
Related Testing Procedures
• Available to any student who routinely uses them
in both instruction and testing (not necessarily
limited to Special Ed or Section 504)
• No longer considered an “accommodation”
• Treated just like highlighters have been in
previous years
• Will not be collected on the
answer document
Related
Testing
Procedures
Related Testing Procedures
EXAMPLES:
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Individual administration
Small-group administration
Reading test aloud to self
Preferential seating
Magnifying devices
Overlays (colored or magnifying)
Highlighters
Clock, watch, or timer
Place markers
(Potentially more to come…)
Type 1 Accommodations
1
Available for students who have:
 a specific need and
 who meet this one eligibility criterion:
Student must routinely, independently (when applicable), and
effectively use the accommodation during classroom instruction
and testing.
No Accommodation Request Form should be submitted to
TEA for Type 1 Accommodations
Some examples of Type 1
accommodations:
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Individual or Small-Group Administration
Reading Test Aloud to Self
Magnifying or Projection Devices
Amplification Devices
(Potentially more to come…)
Type 2 Accommodations
2
Available for students who have:
 a specific need and
 who meet two or more eligibility criteria.
No Accommodation Request Form should be
submitted to TEA for Type 2 Accommodations
Some examples of Type 2 accommodations:
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Large Print
Braille
Calculation Devices
Dictionary
Oral/Signed Administration
Supplemental Aids
Manipulating Test Materials
Type 3 Accommodations
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 Available for students who meet all of the eligibility
criteria and, if so, an Accommodation Request Form is
submitted to TEA.
 Any accommodation that requires the submission and
approval of an Accommodation Request Form must be
documented in the student’s paperwork as "pending
TEA approval."
Type 3 Accommodations
Some examples of Type 3 accommodations:
• Photocopy
• Extra Day
Also includes accommodations that are listed
as “Other” in the Accommodation Triangle.
• An Accommodation Request Form must
be submitted to TEA.
• The request must be approved by TEA
before a student can use the accommodation
on the statewide assessment.
The triangle will be updated.
Check the STAAR Accommodations
Webpage!
This type of document
opens when the link to
an accommodation in
the triangle is clicked.
Detailed
Accommodation
Documents
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This section provides a general description of the accommodation and who
may need it.
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The statewide assessments that the accommodation may be used on are
listed in this section.
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This section lists the criteria that a student must meet to use the
accommodation.
The checkboxes are provided for possible record-keeping.
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This section lists the campus personnel and the required documentation
necessary for making accommodation decisions.
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This section also explains what to record on the student answer document.
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This section states if an Accommodation Request Form is/is not required.
Accommodation Request Form required.
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This section lists examples and types of the accommodation that may be
used on a statewide assessment.
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This section provides detailed information that is integral to the appropriate
use of each accommodation. For instance, the section may include test
administration instructions, security precautions, and training requirements.
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The intent of this section is to assist districts in making accommodation
decisions. It will be updated as needed based on educator feedback. This
section will not be included on all accommodations.
The new Related Testing
Procedures will have their own
descriptions that will include some
examples and special
considerations. They will NOT be
documented as an accommodation
on the answer documents.
Related
Testing
Procedures
Large Print,
Dictionary,
and Calculator
Large Print
Type 2 accommodation
Applies only to
• STAAR
• STAAR Modified
• STAAR L
2
Any student may use this
accommodation if he or she:
routinely and effectively uses large-print
materials, including text books,
worksheets, etc., during classroom
instruction and testing
meets at least one of the following:
• has an impairment in vision
• has a disability that affects accuracy in
tracking letter to letter, word to word, and/or
line to line
• has a physical disability which necessitates
the use of large-print materials to accurately
indicate responses
• Use caution when ordering large-print tests; new
tracking system to alert TEA to over-ordering.
• Point Size and Font Matrix document on Accommodations
Resources webpage will be updated to include STAAR.
• For students who need a larger print size than offered in the
large-print test refer to the Photocopy accommodation policy
(posted at a later date).
• For TELPAS reading tests, technology-based
accommodations enable most students who need a largeprint accommodation to test online. In rare cases in which
technology-based accommodations are not appropriate,
large-print TELPAS reading paper booklets can be ordered
through a special request process (more information posted
at a later date).
Dictionary
2
Type 2 accommodation
Applies only to
• grades 3–5 STAAR reading tests
• grades 3–5 STAAR Modified
reading tests
A student may use this accommodation if he or she
 receives Section 504 or special education services
 routinely, independently, and effectively use this
accommodation during classroom instruction and testing
Examples of dictionaries that can be used as an
accommodation
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standard bound dictionary (not subject-specific)
electronic dictionary (no Internet access)
ESL dictionary
picture dictionary
sign language dictionary
Calculation Devices
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Type 2 accommodation
Applies only to
• STAAR grades 3-8 mathematics tests and
STAAR grades 5 and 8 science tests
• STAAR Modified grades 3-8 mathematics tests and
STAAR Modified grades 5 and 8 science tests
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STAAR L grades 3-8 mathematics tests and
STAAR L grades 5 and 8 science tests
• A student may use this accommodation if he or she:
receives Section 504 or special education
services,
routinely, independently, and effectively uses
this accommodation during classroom instruction
and testing, and
 meets one of the following for the applicable
grade.
Grades 3 and 4
• The student has a physical disability that
prevents him or her from independently
writing the numbers required for
computations and cannot effectively use
other allowable accommodations to address
this need (e.g., whiteboards, graph paper).
• The student has an impairment in vision that
prevents him or her from seeing the
numbers they have written during
computations and cannot effectively use
other allowable accommodations to address
this need (e.g., CCTV, magnifier).
Grades 5 through 8
• The student has a physical disability that prevents him
or her from independently writing the numbers required
for computations and cannot effectively use other
allowable accommodations to address this need (e.g.,
whiteboard, graph paper).
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The student has an impairment in vision that
prevents him or him or her from seeing the numbers
they have written during computations and cannot
effectively use other allowable accommodations to
address this need (e.g. CCTV, magnifier.
• The student has a disability that affects mathematics
calculations. Even after intensive instruction and
remediation is consistently unable to memorize basic
addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division facts or
perform the steps in an algorithm correctly when solving
problems.
• Large-key calculator
• Abacus or Cranmer modified
abacus
• Speech-output calculator
Dyslexia Updates
• The Bundle Name no longer exits
• Dyslexia accommodations are for:
• Students who receive 504 or Special ED
services (may qualify for accommodations)
• Extended Time will only be for one day
• Must complete an ARF if student needs two
days
• Oral administration for math, science, and
social studies
• Oral administration for reading is questions
only
 2011–2012 Accommodations Manual
 Will be on the TEA web site in parts
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/accommodations/
 Will address grades 3–8 and EOC
 Current discussions on accommodation policy
regarding:
 Calculators
 Dictionaries
 Supplemental Aids— SPECIFICS COMING SOON!
 Oral Administration – SPECIFICS COMING SOON!
 Electronic Devices— SPECIFICS COMING SOON!
 Dyslexia Accommodations– SPECIFICS COMING
SOON!
 Photocopying— SPECIFICS COMING SOON!
 Extended Time for Testing— SPECIFICS COMING
SOON!
TEA Accommodations Web site
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/special-ed/
TEA Accommodations Web site
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=2147485434&menu_id=692&m
enu_id2=796&cid=2147483661
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/special-ed/staaralt/
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TEA
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ARD Committee Training for the Texas Assessment Program
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8/11/11
ARD Committee Training for the Texas Assessment Program
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TEA
8/11/11
ARD Committee Training for the Texas Assessment Program
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TEA
8/11/11
ARD Committee Training for the Texas Assessment Program
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/special-ed/staaralt/modules/
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TEA
8/11/11
ARD Committee Training for the Texas Assessment Program
https://texas.pearson.desire2learn.com/
STARR Alternate Resources have been updated
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8/11/11
ARD Committee Training for the Texas Assessment Program
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ARD Committee Training for the Texas Assessment Program
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TEA
8/11/11
ARD Committee Training for the Texas Assessment Program
Special Education STAAR Team
Kimberly
Baumgardner
Cindy Miller
[email protected]
(210) 370-5628
[email protected]
(210) 370-5431
Lisa Kirby
Kelly Woodiel
[email protected]
[email protected]
(210) 370-5469
(210) 370-5432

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